How Torque Motors Help Solve Today’s Industry Challenges
This paper describes concepts of geared and torque motors providing inertia ratio and gear equations, along with a discussion on geared motor challenges, and examines the solution to those challenges - torque motors.
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Making the change from a traditional geared motor solution to a torque motor solution has real benefits for a variety of industry automation and motion systems within packaging, assembly, semiconductors, and robotics. While gears help achieve load torque requirements for servo motors, torque motors offer a significant advantage to system integrators.
- Dynamic Performance — Improves accuracy, rigidity, repeatability, acceleration, and stopping time by fully eliminating backlash.
- Faster Settling Times — Load is directly mounted to the rotor and bypasses other transmission components. When the load settles faster, the motion profile is completed faster, offering improved throughput compared to geared actuators.
- Compact Size — Higher torque density than servo motors of a similar size, so a gear is not always needed to achieve the load torque requirements. This size of the actuator is reduced to only the motor and load.